Burglar gets one-year sentence
Published 10:48 am Thursday, December 18, 2008
Three people accused of various crimes elected not to have their cases heard by a grand jury Wednesday, avoided a trial and admitted their guilt during proceedings in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
They all pleaded guilty on bills of information and were promptly sentenced.
Gerald Thompson, 38, of 524 Township Road 126, Scottown, pleaded guilty on a bill of information to one count of burglary. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced Thompson to a year in prison and ordered him to pay $1,390 in restitution.
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Stephanie Avery, 32, of 108 Township Road 203 W, Ironton, pleaded guilty on a bill of information to three counts of illegally processing drug documents. Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced Avery to four years community controlled sanctions under intensive supervised probation (CCS/ISP) and ordered her to successfully complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Community Justice Center.
Also, John Crager, 22, of 301 Third St., South Point, pleaded guilty on a bill of information to accusations of theft and breaking and entering and to an indictment alleging burglary and theft by deception. Bowling sentenced him to a total of four years in prison and ordered him to pay $1,886.80 in restitution to his victim, the Food Basket convenience store in South Point.